In its latest report, released on 17 June 2013, the Climate Commission says there needs to be a fundamental change in the way we create energy if international targets for global warming are to be met. Read more
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CURF is committed to sharing knowledge and information on research in the Canberra region. There will be regular series of events, including seminars, symposia and roundtable discussions.
The Inaugural CURF Regional Symposium 2011 was held between 25-26 August at ANU and Bateman’s Bay, with diverse participants from the Federal and local government, academics and the community. The photos above show the two days event (from left to right: CURF Symposium Day 1 and Day 2).
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CURF Centenary Seminar Series 2013 - "Planes Trains and Regional Development" Monday 24 June 2013, 5.30 - 7.00 pm
Capital Airport Group’s Stephen Byron will discuss how better infrastructure will have an impact on Canberra and the region. Read more
NCCARF report published - South East Coastal Adaptation (SECA): Coastal urban climate futures in SE Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance
Coastal Urban Climate Futures in South East Australia from Wollongong to Lakes Entrance is an investigation into possible coastal urban futures in 2030 and beyond. The study is focussed on coastal adaptation in the context of climate change. Read more
Professor Barbara Norman calls for clear guidelines for planning in new housing areas responed to the issues facing emergency management now and in the future. Read more
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) will hold its national conference over three days in June 2013 (25 - 27 June) at the Hilton Hotel, Sydney. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Climate Adaptation 2013: knowledge + partnerships’. Early bird registration is open until the 11 April 2012. Read more
A panel of ANU researchers present and discuss their ongoing research on climate change adaptation as part of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), 26 February 2012, at 5.30pm. The event will be opened by NCCARF Director Professor Jean Palutikof. Read more
Presentation now available - Dr Carlos Dora is an acclaimed global leader in the field of healthy environments. He coordinated WHO’s contribution at Rio+20 on health in a green economy. Read more
Barbara Norman, adjunct Professor of the CCI, has published an opinion piece at the ABC's The Drum on ways to mitigate impacts of extreme weather and minimise future risks to coastal communities through better urban planning. Read more
Attached is the latest Bushfire CRC Fire Note, Urban and regional planning for risk and uncertainty in a changing climate. This research is from the Urban and regional planning systems project, based at the Univeristy of Canberra. The project is part of the Bushfire CRC Understanding risk program. Read more
Professor Barbara Norman - 'Our own experience in Australia with extreme weather suggests we should take a precautionary approach for managing environmental risks' Read more